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Texture effect on vortex-state TF-µ+SR in Bi-2223 high-Tc materials


The influence of texture in Bi‐2223 ingots on the temperature dependence of the μ+ spin relaxation rate has been investigated. Texture was induced during cold‐isostatic‐pressing by applying an additional uniaxial load which tends to align single grain c axes along the stress direction, ž. Small plates were cut with faces either ‖ or ⊥ ž and μSR was measured in a 15 mT transverse field (TF) during cooling from room temperature to 6 K. While for highly‐textured material, low‐temperature limits are substantially smaller than expected, the large shift (55%) observed when switching from ž⊥TF to ž‖TF clearly indicates that anisotropy has developed. Relaxation rates for the weakly‐textured sample lie in between. To a lesser extent, sintering also enhanced the low‐temperature relaxation, but did not affect TC significantly. All samples showed a weak onset of depolarization between 60 K and 90 K, most likely due to the presence of a Bi‐2212 impurity phase. This impurity phase might cause the transition‐temperature smearing in the 100–110 K range in the weakly textured (and less compacted) material. Thus the sharpness of the relaxation drop might be relevant for assessment of material quality and be used as a criterion in the improvement of the production process.
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R.I. Grynszpan, P.L. Langlois, D.R. Noakes, C.E. Stronach, M.M. Granderson, et al.. Texture effect on vortex-state TF-µ+SR in Bi-2223 high-Tc materials. Hyperfine Interactions, 1997, 105 (1/4), pp.95-100. ⟨10.1023/A:1012614312926⟩. ⟨hal-03766454⟩
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